Billy Joel Announces MSG Show

Billy Joel will be taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line come January because he’s in a New York state of mind. As he continues to add dates one-by-one, the latest gig will find the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time back at Madison Square Garden.

The Jan. 27 gig marks Joel’s return to the venue since appearing at the “12-12-12” Hurricane Sandy benefit. The last time the Piano Man headlined The Garden was in 2006 when his sold-out 12-night residency broke the record for the venue’s “longest run of a single artist.” 

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Foxborough Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

After returning from an excursion to Europe earlier this month, the Grammy-award winner will close out 2013 by receiving the Kennedy Center Honor in December and playing a New Year’s Eve show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Here’s what his 2014 plans look like so far:         

Jan. 7 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center     
Jan. 11 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center     
Jan. 17 – Tampa, Fla., Tampa Bay Times Forum     
Jan. 22 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena     
Jan. 27 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena

A Citi cardmember presale for the MSG show begins Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets go on sale to the general public Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. EST.

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